2022/23 Season

Welcome to Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s 45th Anniversary Season!
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FEBRUARY 25, 2023: 7:30p

CZINER (Composer-in-Residence) World Premiere
IYER Human Archipelago Midwest Premiere
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Inbal Segev, Cello

Inbal Segev, world-renowned cellist noted by The Washington Post for her “thrillingly projected, vibrato-rich playing,” joins IPO for what is sure to be a standout performance in the Midwest premiere of Vijay Iyer’s Human Archipelago. Iyer brings his work to IPO for only its third appearance worldwide after debuting with the London Philharmonic & then the Oregon Symphony. “Human Archipelago addresses the entangled processes of climate change & migration & the societal imbalances that are both their cause & their result,” muses Iyer. “The piece is intended to take the performers to a point of vulnerability & the brink of possibility that brings the music to life & expresses human inter-reliance.”

Performance made possible in part by

MARCH 11, 2023: 3:00p
Pictures at an Exhibition with visuals by Adrian Wyard

DEBUSSY Children’s Corner
DEBUSSY Danse sacrée et danse profane
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition with visuals by Adrian Wyard

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Lisa Tannebaum, Harp

With a special afternoon matinee show time, IPO will perform two works by Debussy – Children’s Corner and Danse sacrée et danse profane with Lisa Tannebaum on harp along with Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin. The program is completed with a performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with visuals by Adrian Wyard, a wondrous composition with stunning visual accompaniment

Performance made possible in part by

APRIL 15, 2023: 7:30p
An Orchestral Celebration of Matthew Mantell

ESTILO Conflict Concerto
BRAGATO Graciela y Buenos Aires
POPPER Requiem
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Matthew Lipman, Viola
Emily Lewis Mantell, Cello
Sonia Mantell, Cello

This evening’s string-led program will be a lofty celebration of the life and talents of the late, longtime IPO principal violist Matthew Mantell. Taking center stage to celebrate Mantell will be his student and accomplished violist Matthew Lipman along with Mantell’s surviving wife & daughter, cellists Emily Lewis Mantell & Sonia Mantell. Lipman has been praised by The New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing.” Sonia Mantell is a cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra while Emily Lewis Mantell is a former principal & current section cellist with IPO.

APRIL 30, 2023: 3:00p
CONCERT VENUE: Barnes & Noble Auditorium at Prarie State College
Avalon String Quartet perform Amy Beach Piano Quintet

PRICE Folk Songs in Counterpoint
Break Away

BACEWICZ String Quartet #7
BEACH Piano Quintet

Avalon String Quartet
Kuang-Hao Huang, Piano

Performing a program of all female composers, the Avalon String Quartet, along with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, come together for this very special concert featuring the work of Amy Beach in advance of IPO’s May 13th mainstage concert of Beach’s Symphony in E.  

Performance made possible in part by anonymous donor and Prairie State College

MAY 13, 2023: 7:30p

CZINER (Composer-in-Residence) World Premiere
DVORAK Symphony No. 8
BEACH Symphony in E minor op. 32

Stilian Kirov, Conductor

IPO lowers the curtain on their 45th season with a stunning celebration of Dvořák and Beach. Additionally, Jonathan Cziner finishes out his run as IPO Composer-in-Residence.

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